Shri Hari Mandir Aarati

Aarati is one of the most important parts of worshipping God in a temple. It is our tradition to perform Aarati of those who are very dear to us because we wish the best for those we love. We are happy when they are, and want to take on their grief and that they remain happy.

Hence, by carrying out Aarati, we express our unity with them. This is why we encircle the Aarati lamp and then take our hands over our head, as if to signify that we are willing to take on their grief. The gathering of the light in cupped hands and transferring that to the forehead and crown of the head is also symbolically asking for the light to gift divine vision and for those thoughts to be moral and beautiful.

At the conclusion of the Aarati, we recite the Mantra Pushpānjali, prayer with an offering of flowers, in which we say a prayer for the happiness and prosperity of our loved ones.

Shri Hari Mandir Aarati by Rishikumar, Patotsav 2016

Aarati at Shri Hari Mandir are carried out at the following times:

Aarati Times
Mangalā (Morning) Aarati 7:30am
Rājbhoga (Royal Offerings) Aarati 11am
Sandhyā (Evening) Aarati 7pm

Mangalā Aarati is the first Aarati of the day. Rājbhoga Aarati follows the offering of food to the deities. All Rishikumars and students of Sandipani Gurukul along with devotees sing the Aarati followed by prayers and musical chanting of God’s name during the Sandhya Aarati in the evening. Their voices echo throughout not just the mandir but the entire campus of Sandipani making it a divine experience for all.

Watch Aarati at Shri Hari Mandir carried out during Navratri.


Darshan timings at Shri Hari Mandir are:

7:30am to 10:30am
11am to 1pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
7pm to 8pm

Divine darshan of all the deities within Shri Hari Mandir are presented and updated regularly.

Shri Lakshmi Narayan Darshan

Shri Janki Vallabh Darshan

Shri Karunamayi Maa Darshan

Shri Hanumanji Darshan

Shri Radha Krishna Darshan

Shri Chandramauleshwar Darshan

Shri Ganeshji Darshan